Disney Attraction Reportedly Shut Down After “Safety Concerns”, Ride “Collapsing”

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One of the most iconic attractions at Disneyland Park is facing a major closure, according to reports.

Disneyland Resort is a world-renowned theme park and entertainment resort that has captivated the hearts of millions of guests since it first opened its doors in Anaheim, California in 1955. Disneyland Resort was created by Walt Disney himself. Disneyland is often referred to as “The Happiest Place on Earth,” and for good reason. It is more than just an amusement park; it’s a magical destination where dreams come to life.

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At the heart of Disneyland Resort is the iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle, which serves as the park’s centerpiece and symbolizes the enchanting experience that awaits within. Disneyland Resort is divided into two different parks: Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Disneyland Park is home to classic attractions like Space Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, and the beloved “it’s a small world” ride. These timeless experiences have been enchanting guests for generations and continue to do so today.

Disney California Adventure Park offers a different but still exciting experience. It celebrates the rich history and diverse culture of California, featuring attractions and theme park areas like Cars Land, Pixar Pier, the thrilling Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout!, Radiator Springs Racer, Grizzly River Run, and many more. This park provides a unique blend of Disney magic with a Californian twist.

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One of the key elements that sets Disneyland apart from other theme parks is its dedication to storytelling and immersion. Every detail, from the meticulously designed lands to the costumes of the cast members, contributes to the overall theme and atmosphere. Disneyland guests can step into different worlds, from the whimsical realm of Fantasyland to the futuristic Tomorrowland, and feel like they’ve been transported to another time and place.

In addition to the attractions, Disneyland offers incredible live entertainment, parades, character meet-and-greets, and an array of dining options to satisfy any palate. The nightly fireworks show and spectacular nighttime parades, such as the Main Street Electrical Parade, add to the enchantment and leave visitors with lasting memories.

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With thousands of guests heading to Disney Resort attractions, meet and greets and other attractions can experience delays and issues from time to time. There are various reasons why attractions may shut down temporarily or permanently, and these issues can range from technical problems and much more.

The most recent attraction that had an unexpected closure was Jungle Cruise. While attractions at Disneyland normally have a set closure date for maintenance. In a social media post, Disneyland guests give updates about Jungle Cruise and what caused this unexpected closure:

“I asked a few cast members about the Jungle Cruise’s unexpected closure this week, and what I was told was that the Cambodian Shrine is unfortunately collapsing! The fix has also been complicated somewhat by the fact that the aging, collapsing structure (and work surrounding it) has uncovered a lot of Asbestos.”

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Another guest talked about how Jungle Cruise was already set for a closure on October 31 however, this closure was not supposed to last this long.

“The jungle cruise in disneyland has a cambodian shrine that the boats drive under right after the tiger, and it is indeed collapsing! this thread is correct! maintenance told employees at the jungle it would take approximately 5 days to be repaired from the closure date (Oct. 31st), but we don’t know the extent of damage. this is NOT a planned shutdown, just something that was discovered. while other ride elements were struggling, a crack in the shrine was causing it to cave in, which is an immediate safety issue and is the main reason for the sudden shut down. hope this helps :)”

While we are hoping that Jungle Cruise will be back and running soon. Jungle Cruise is known for the Skippers fun jokes and magical moments while on board. However, over the last few months, Jungle Cruise has been dealing with several issues, such as boats breaking down, and much more.

Please be aware these closure notes are only being reported by select guests. Jungle Cruise is in full operation at the time of this article’s publication. Disney has not released any information regarding closures for the Jungle Cruise.

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About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.